Robert Cowan (1784-1870) and Elizabeth Colville (1793-1865)

Robert Cowan and Elizabeth Colville are my 4X Great Grandparents.

Robert Cowan was born June 22, 1784 in Washington County, Virginia. He was the son of William Cowan, who served in the American Revolution, and Jane Walker.

Elizabeth Colville was born April 15, 1793 in Tennessee. She is the daughter of Joseph Colville and Sarah Lusk.

It is said that Robert and his brother James went to Tennessee with Joseph Colville. Both Cowan brothers married daughters of Joseph Colville. Robert married Elizabeth Colville in about 1808.

The book “A History of Tennessee and Tennesseeans: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry, and Modern Activities” mentions that in 1809 the town of McMinnville, Tennessee chose land of Joseph Colville (my 5X Great Grandfather, father of Elizabeth Colville), John A. Wilson, and Robert Cowan for the building of a permanent courthouse.

On the 1820 US Census, Robert Cowan was head of a household in Franklin, Tennessee. There were 12 in the household: 3 males under age 10 (Larkin was 4, and the other two are unknown); 1 male aged 26-44 (Robert was 36); 2 females under age 10 (Louisa was 7 and the other two are unknown); 2 females aged 10-15 (unknown); 1 female aged 26-44 (Elizabeth was 27); 1 male slave under age 14; 2 female slaves under age 14.

On the 1830 US Census, Robert Cowan was head of a household in McMinn, Tennessee. There were 10 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (Marvel was 1 and John was 3); 1 male aged 10-14 (Larken was 14); 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 male aged 40-49 (Robert was 46); 2 females aged 5-9 (Martha was 5 and Nancy was 7); 1 female aged 10-14 (Jane was 10); 1 female aged 15-19 (Louisa was 17); 1 female aged 40-49 (Elizabeth was 37).

Members of the Cowan, Hubbard and Colville families, including three Cowan brothers – Robert, Samuel and James – came by wagon train from McMinn County, Tennessee to Benton County, Arkansas.

Robert Cowan appears on the 1836 tax list for Washington County, Arkansas.

On December 31, 1836 Robert Cowan was made Postmaster of Hubbards, Benton County, Arkansas. His brother James Cowan took over the position in May of 1844.

On the 1840 US Census, Robert Cowan was head of a household in Bailey, Benton County, Arkansas. There were 11 in the household: 1 male aged 5-9 (Walker was 7); 2 males aged 10-14 (Marvel was 11 and John was 13); 1 male aged 20-29 (Larkin was 24); 1 male aged 40-49 (Robert was 56); 1 female under age 5 (perhaps the Mary I’ve seen listed as their daughter, born in 1835); 2 females aged 15-19 (Martha was 15 and Nancy was 17); 1 female aged 20-29 (Jane was 20); 1 female aged 30-39 (Louisa was 27); 1 female aged 40-49 (Elizabeth was 47).

US General Land Office records show that Robert Cowan purchased 40 acres in Benton County, Arkansas on August 1, 1844.

On the 1850 US Census, Robert, a farmer, was 66 and Elizabeth was 57. They lived in Osage, Benton County, Arkansas. Four children were at home: John, age 22, a carpenter; Louisa, age 37; Marvel, age 20; Walker, age 17.

On the 1860 US Census, Robert was 76 and still farming. Elizabeth was 67. Living with them was 17-year-old Larkin Creager, their grandson. They lived in Colville Township, Benton County, Arkansas.

US General Land Office records show that Robert Cowan purchased an0ther 40 acres in Benton County, Arkansas on October 1, 1860.

Elizabeth died December 26, 1865 in Arkansas. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Robert died in September of 1870 (according to the Federal Census Mortality Schedule) in Lowell, Benton County, Arkansas. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The known children of Robert Cowan and Elizabeth Colville:

Louisa Cowan – Louisa was born September 17, 1813 in Tennessee.  She is found at age 37 living with her parents on the 1850 US Census.

Larkin Farrell Cowan – Larkin was born January 31, 1816 in Tennessee.  He married Martha Evelyn Stroud in about 1823 in Warren County, Tennessee. On the 1850 US Census, Larkin was 34,  and Martha was 27. They had 2 sons and Larkin was a farmer. He died in 1856 in Benton County, Arkansas. On the 1860 US Census, widowed Martha lived with 4 children and farmed next to her in-laws.

Jane Lusk Cowan – Jane was born May 4, 1820. She married George Lewis Creager on November 21, 1815 in Arkansas, and they had 4 children. He died in about 1855. She married Elisha Johnson, a widower with 6 kids, in 1858. They had a son. Jane died in 1893 in Benton County, Arkansas. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nancy Laura Catherine Cowan – Nancy was born July 14, 1823 in Tennessee. She married George McGarrah in about 1824. They had 6 children. It’s not known when she died, but her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Ann Cowan – Martha was born 24 April 24, 1825 in Warren County, Tennessee.
She married Christopher Columbus Nail in about 1849. They had 5 children. She died January 2, 1900 in Benton County, Arkansas. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Gillespie Cowan – John was my 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Marvel Valero Cowan – Marvel was born November 30, 1829 in Tennessee. He married Margaret Peaks. They had 3 children. He was a blacksmith. He served as a Private in Company H of Gordon’s Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry. He married Mary McCall, and they had 5 children.

Walker S. Cowan – Walker was born March 16, 1833 in Benton County, Arkansas.  He married Nancy Jane Wilmoth and they had at least 2 children. He served in Confederate Army, Company A, 15th Northwest Arkansas Infantry.

Mary Elizabeth Cowan – Mary was born March 31, 1835 in Benton County, Arkansas. I have no record of her, but many genealogists list her and there’s a space for her on the 1840 census as a female under age 5.

 

Michael Kinsel (1759-1850) and Nancy Lane (1774-1865)

Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for both Michael and Nancy.

Michael Kinsel was born in Virginia in 1759. His parents are unknown.

Nancy Lane was born in 1774 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is the daughter of William Lane and Nancy Allen. William Lane served in the American Revolution with the 10th Virginia Regiment. William participated in two Georgia Land Lotteries, which distributed Creek Indian lands to white settlers. He had 2 draws in the 1807 lottery and won one lot in Morgan County (at the time, Baldwin County). Lots were 202 acres. He participated in the 1827 lottery, earning two draws based on his service in the American Revolution. He drew land in Troup County and land in Lee County. He sold his Morgan County land to his son William Lane Jr.

Michael and Nancy married in 1789 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

The 1790 and 1800 US Census for Fauquier County, Virginia isn’t available.

On the 1810 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 3 males under age 10 (Martin was 1, William was 4, John was 13); 1 male aged 45 and over (Michael was 51); 1 female under age 10 (Margaret was 7); 3 females age 10-15 (Nancy was 10, Polly was 14, and Elizabeth was 16); 1 female aged 26-44 (Nancy was 36).

On the 1820 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 11 in the household: 2 males under age 10 (Thomas was 6 and George was 8); 2 males aged 10-15 (Martin was 11 and William was 14); 1 male aged 16-25 (John was 23); 1 male aged 45 and over (Michael was 61); 1 female under age 10 (Catherine was 1); 3 females aged 10-15 (I believe the tally should have been in the 16-26 column because Margaret was 17, Nancy was 20, and Polly was 24); 1 female aged 45 and over (Nancy was 46).

On the 1830 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 5 in the household: 1 male aged 10-14 (Thomas was 16); 1 male aged 15-19 (George was 18); 1 male aged 60-69 (Michael was 71); 1 female aged 10-14 (Catherine was 11); 1 female aged 50-59 (Nancy was 56).

On the 1840 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Pike, Perry County, Ohio. There were 6 in the household: 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 30-39; 1 male aged 80-89 (Michael was 81); 1 female under age 5; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 60-69 (Nancy was 66).

Michael died September 5, 1850. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1850 US Census, widowed Nancy, age 76, lived in Madison, Perry County, Ohio with daughter Frances, her husband James Daymude, and their children.

On the 1860 US Census, Nancy was 86 and lived in Pike, Perry County, Ohio with daughter Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Harper and their child.

Nancy died in January of 1865. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane:

Elizabeth Kinsel – Elizabeth was born October 10, 1794 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Thomas Harper on March 21, 1811. Thomas served in the War of 1812 and was a Baptist minister. They had 12 children. She died October 29, 1876 in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. Her obituary says that she lost 2 sons and 4 grandsons in the Civil War. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary “Polly” Kinsel – Polly was born around 1795 or 1796 in Virginia. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Kinsel – John is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Frances “Nancy” Ann Kinsel – Nancy was born on February 17, 1800 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married James Fenton Daymude on January 9, 1827 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had 3 children. She died on October 17, 1871 in Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Kinsel – Margaret was born in about 1803 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Francis Kirkpatrick on December 25, 1820 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She died around 1833. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Kinsel – William was born in 1806 in Virginia. He married Frances Lewis on December 29, 1829 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had one child. It is not known when he died, but Frances remarried in 1841. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martin Kinsel – Martin was born on May 9, 1809 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Ogg. They had 5 children. He died on July 5, 1887 in Vinton County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Washington Kinsel –  George was born on January 11, 1812 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Mary Johnson and they had 7 children. He died on June 6, 1901 in Edina, Knox County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Albert Kinsel – Thomas was born July 24, 1814 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Minerva Sykes. They had 13 chidren. He died on April 28, 1881 in New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Catherine Ann Kinsel – Catherine was born September 27, 1819 in Virginia. She married Thomas Rush. They had 10 children. She died on August 20, 1885 in Clay County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Worster/Worcester (1734-1830) and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas (1759-1851)

John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

This was a challenging family to research because there were a LOT of John Worsters around in the 1700-1800s. There are at least 3 John Worsters born in the 1730s – one in Massachussetts, one in Maine, and our John Worster born in England. Our John didn’t name a son John, but the others had generation after generation of John Worsters. In fact, there’s a John Worster born in 1707 in Massachussetts who buried four young sons named John/Jonathon in Harvard Center Cemetery, in Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts. They had a son named Jonathon born in 1737 who died in 1739.  It appears they had a son named John in 1741, and a son named Jonathon in 1742, and both died in October of 1746. Then they had a son named John in 1751 who died in 1756. (They buried at least 3 other children who died young, too.)

John Worster was born in 1734 in England, and he is the son of Robert Worcester and Sarah Elizabeth Hammond according to his Find A Grave memorial. It is thought that both of his parents died in England, with his mother dying the year after he was born. It isn’t known if John had siblings, or when he arrived in America.

Sarah Elizabeth Thomas was born in 1759 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is the daughter of parents who were born and died in Virginia: Robert Thomas and Frances Remy. You can see her father’s Find A Grave memorial here.

According to John’s Find A Grave memorial, he fought in the American Revolution as a Private with the 2nd Virginia Brigade, commanded by Col. Christian Febiger. I can’t find a source for this. There are other John Worsters, including one born the same year, from Massachusetts, whose service in the American Revolution is well documented.

On the 1810 US Census, John Worster headed a household in Fairfax, Virginia. There were 22 in the household: 13 slaves; 1 male under age 10 (unknown); 2 males aged 10-15 (Levi was 13, Jesse was 14); 1 male aged 16-25 (Tapley was 16); 1 male aged 45 and over (John was 76); 1 female aged 10-15 (Pamelia was 9); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 16); 1 female aged 45 and over (Sarah was 51).

On the 1820 US Census, John Worster was head of a household in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 12 in the household: 1 male aged 10-15 (unknown); 1 male age 45 and over (John was 86); 1 female aged 45 and over (Sarah was 61); 3 males slaves under age 14; 2 male slaves aged 14-25; 2 male slaves aged 26-44; 1 male slave aged 45 and over; 1 female slave aged 26-44.

On the 1830 US Census, John Worster again headed a household in Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 7 in the household: 1 male aged 90-99 (John was 96); 1 female aged 29-30 (unknown); 1 female aged 60-69 (Sarah was 71); 1 male slave under age 10; 1 male slave aged 24-35; 1 male slave aged 55-99; 1 female slave aged 35-54. Son Tapley lived next door.

John died June 28, 1830 in Fairfax County, Virginia. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah died May 9, 1851 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas:

Ann “Nancy” Worster – Nancy is said to have been born about 1780 in Loudoun County, Virginia, and married a Mr. Robertson.

Mary “Polly” Worster – Polly is thought to have been born in 1781 in Fairfax County or Loudoun County, Virginia. She married a Elijah Whaley and they had 11 children.

Elizabeth “Bittie” Worster – Elizabeth is said to have been born about 1783 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Charles Lee Sears and they had 4 children. The book “The descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1683-1888” which I found at Ancestry.com discusses the family on page 606. See the Find A Grave memorials for her sons Presley W. Sears and Achilles DeGrasses Sears.

Presley Worster – Presley is said to have been born on October 25, 1787 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He served in the War of 1812. He is found on the 1830 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia heading a household of 7 (no slaves.) He is found on the 1850 US Census as a 62 year old carpenter in Fauquier County, Virginia, living with the family of Benjamin and Mary Adams. I have one more record of Presley, on the Virginia marriage record of his daughter Susannah.

Emily Worster  – Emily is said to have been born in 1788 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Hugh Mitchell and they had at least 3 children. I believe this is her Find A Grave memorial.

Johannah Worster – Johannah is said to have been born in November 23, 1789 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married John Newman. They are found on the 1850 US Census living in Fairfax, Virginia with daughter Martha, age 20.

Frances/Francis Worster – Frances/Francis is said to have been born in 1792 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on his/her parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Susannah Worster – Susannah is said to have been born in 1794 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on her parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Tapley Worster – Tapley was born May 6, 1794 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He married Nancy Gooding and they had 11 children. He served in the War of 1812, and some service records are available at Ancestry. He died June 17, 1858 in Fairfax County, Virginia. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jesse Worster – Jesse is said to have been born in 1796 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on his parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Levi Clay Worster – Levi was born on July 21, 1797 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He married Sarah Elizabeth Waugh. They had 5 children. Sons Levi Clay and James A. served in the Civil War. The last record I have of Levi is the 1860 US Census when he lived in Grant County, Kentucky.

Pamelia Worster  – Pamelia is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Joseph Hampton (1765-1802) and Mary Hathaway (1768-1854)

Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathaway are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

I’ve relied on online sources beyond Ancestry.com for information: Adkins Family Genealogy, and Walker/Lehman/Bellas/Teele Families, and The Fairfax Hamptons.

Joseph Hampton was born December 22, 1765 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the thought to be the son of John Wade Hampton III and Mary Gunnell. John served in the American Revolution as a Dragoon with the 1st Continental Light Dragoons (also known as Bland’s Horses), a mounted regiment of the Continental Army.

Mary Hathaway was born November 19, 1768 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She is thought to be the daughter of John Hathaway and Sarah Lawson Timberlake. John Hathaway served in the American Revolution, commanding a militia company in Virginia. See Mary’s parents’ Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Joseph is said to have served in the American Revolution at age 10.

Joseph and Mary were married on April 9, 1787 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had 7 children, and farmed in Vauquier County, Virginia. They owned slaves.

The 1790 and 1800 US Census for Virginia are lost, but tax records show a Joseph Hampton in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1789 and in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1799. I found the tax records on Binns Genealogy, a helpful website for getting around Virginia’s missing records.

Joseph died on October 15, 1802 in Fauquier County, Virginia. An abstract of his will at Ancestry.com lists his children.

Mary Hampton is found on the 1810 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (Alfred was 9); 2 males aged 10-15 (Frances was 12 and Joseph was 13); 2 males aged 16-25 (Jeremiah was 18 and Lawson was 20); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 14); 1 female aged 26-44 (Mary was 42); 2 slaves.

Mary married Phillip Cooksey sometime after 1812. (Phillip had been widowed, and had fathered many children with his first wife.) There’s a page from a court case involving Mary available on Ancestry.com. The executors of Joseph Hampton’s will reported that Mary had married Phillip Cooksey, so redistribution of assets was required.

On the 1820 US Census, Phillip Cooksey was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 15 in the household: 1 male aged 26-44; 1 male aged 45 and over (Phillip was 63); 1 female aged 45 and over (Mary was 52); and 12 slaves. There were 8 people engaged in agriculture.

On the 1830 US Census, Phillip Cooksey was head of a household in again in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 1 male aged 70-79 (Phillip was 73); 1 female aged 60-69 (Mary was 62); 2 male slaves age 10-23; 2 female slaves under age 10; 1 female slave aged 10-23; 2 female slaves aged 24-35.

Phillip is thought to have died in 1836. I can’t find Mary on the 1840 US Census. There’s information on Ancestry.com about another court case in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1839 when one of Phillip Cooksey’s sons sued the other beneficiaries of his father’s estate. It states that Mary lived in Virginia at the time. Phillip Cooksey’s slaves were named in the documents: Woman Page, about 50; Boy William, about 35; Woman Eliza & Child; Boy George; Woman Maria, age 35 & Child Jonah, age 15 months; Man Jim, about 50; Man Stephen, upwards of 60; Girl Elizabeth; Washington, aged 23; and Betty, age 10.

On the 1850 US Census, Mary Cooksey was 82 and living in Linton, Vigo County, Indiana with son Alfred, age 49; his wife Huldah, age 44; 8 children; and a 75-year-old black woman named Sarah. I wonder if Sarah was a former slave. Mary’s daughter Susannah Hampton Weeks and her family lived in Vigo also.

Mary died November 11, 1854 in Vigo, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathaway:

John Hampton – John was born in 1788. He married Sarah Weeks on December 28, 1807 in Fauquier County, Virginia. It is thought that they had children born in Kentucky. It is also thought that John later married Nancy Tennison, and that they had children born in Tennessee and Kentucky. John and Nancy are found on the 1860 and 1870 US Census living in Missouri with a daughter and her family. It is thought that John died in 1870.

Lawson Hampton – It is thought that Lawson was born about 1790. They only mention of him is in his father’s will.

Jeremiah Hampton – Jeremiah is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susannah Hampton – Susannah was born on January 29, 1796. She married Lewis Lunsford Weeks on February 8, 1810 in Loudoun County, Virginia. They lived in Kentucky and Indiana, and had 10 children. She died on June 13, 1890. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Hampton – Joseph was born in 1797 in Virginia. He married Judith Owens on December 21, 1820 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He died August 18, 1859 in Mason County, Kentucky. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis Hampton – It is thought that Francis was born in 1798. The only mention of him is in his father’s will. I can’t find a marriage record, but there is a Francis Hampton on the 1830 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia. He appears to have a wife and children.

Alfred Hampton – Alfred was born in 1801 or 1802 in Virginia. He married Huldah Cochran on November 24, 1826 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had at least 8 children. By the 1840 US Census the family lived in Vigo County, Indiana. He died on July 20, 1876 in Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jeremiah Hampton (1792-1854) and Pamelia Worster (1801-1885)

Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Jeremiah Hampton was born in about 1792 (maybe 1794) in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the son of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathway. Read about them here.

Pamelia Worster was born January 19, 1801. She is the daughter of John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas. John fought in the American Revolution. Read about them here.

Jeremiah fought in the War of 1812 with the Virginia Militia.

Jeremiah and Pamelia were married on September 7, 1815.

On the 1820 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 7 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (probably Andrew as an infant); 1 male aged 26-44 (Jeremiah was 28); 1 female under age 10 (Mary was 1); 1 female aged 16-25 (Pamelia was 19); 1 male slave aged 14-25; 1 female slave under age 14; 1 female slave aged 14-25.

On the 1830 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 8 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Andrew was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Jeremiah was 38); 1 female aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 female aged 10-14 (Mary was 11); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 20-29 (Pamelia was 29); 1 male slave under age 10.

The family moved to Ohio, where slavery was outlawed. On the 1840 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Gratiot, Licking County, Ohio. There were 5 in the family: 1 male under age 5 (could be Francis as a newborn); 1 male aged 10-14 (Andrew was 11); 1 male aged 40-49 (Jeremiah was 48); 1 female aged 5-9 (Sarah was 6); 1 female aged 30-39 (Pamelia was 39).

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Hopewell, Licking County, Ohio. Jeremiah was 58 and worked as a butcher. Pamelia was 50. Four children were at home: Andrew, age 21; Sarah, age 17; Francis, age 11; and Susan “Jennie”, age 5.

Jeremiah died on December 19, 1854. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, Pamelia was age 69 and a widow. She lived in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois with daughter Jane, age 16; married daughter Sarah Porter, age 25; Sarah’s husband Samuel, age 30, a farmer; and their children Emma, age 3; Laura, age 1. Pamelia’s occupation is “domestic.”

On the 1880 US Census, Pamelia was age 79. She lived in Norman, McLean County, Illiniois, with daughter Jennie Bowles, age 35; Jennie’s husband Henry Bowles, age 35; and their son Oscar, age 8.

Pamelia died on September 26, 1885 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The known children of Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster:

Mary Alcinda Hampton – Mary was born on October 2, 1819 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Thomas Landes in Ohio. He was a farmer and carpenter. They had 6 children. She died April 23, 1904 in Norman, McLean County, Illinois. Her obituary says that she is the oldest of 12 children, with only her youngest sister Jennie surviving her. Census records on the family indicate the possibly of only 2 unidentified children, who would have been born between 1820 and 1830, and died prior to 1840. Perhaps 5 more siblings were born and died without ever showing up on a census.

Andrew Hampton – Andrew was born about 1829 in Ohio. The sources I have for Andrew are the 1850 US Census, plus mention of him being the son of this couple on Find A Grave and Ancestry.com family trees. It is said that Andrew married Sarah Ann Porter, and they had 4 children. I can find no record. He died prior to 1904 when older sister Mary died.

Sarah Louisa Hampton – Sarah was born in November 22, 1834. She married Samuel Porter, a farmer, on May 30, 1854 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They had 8 children. She died January 30, 1901 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis M. “Frank” Hampton – Frank is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susan Jane “Jennie” Hampton – Jennie was born about 1845 in Ohio. She married Henry Bowles. They had 3 children, but only one lived long enough to appear on a census. Jennie died on June 17, 1925 in Los Angeles County, California. She lived there with her son Oscar.

Jacob Byerly (1759-1858) & Anna Elizabeth Harmon (1760-1826)

Jacob Byerly and Anna Elizabeth Harmon are Todd’s 4x Great Grandparents.

There’s a wonderful publication available online here that covers the Byerly Family. It’s written by siblings D. Jean Byerly Stauffer and Ted A. Byerly. The book has wonderful, exciting information about the life of Jacob Byerly, and his parents, so be sure to take a look.

Jacob Byerly was born on May 7, 1760 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He is the oldest child of Johannes Andreas “Andrew” Beyerle/Byerly (1718-1785), born in Germany, and his 3rd wife Phoebe Beatrice Gulden (1736-1804), born in Pennsylvania. Check out the above linked publication to read about Andrew’s immigration, to what would become the United States, in 1738. Andrew was a tavern owner and baker. Phoebe served as a nurse during the American Revolution, and started a Sunday School for the children at Fort Walthour. His Find A Grave memorial is here, and hers is here.

Anna Elizabeth Harmon was born May 2, 1763. She is the daughter of Christian Harmon (1728-1779, and born in Germany) and Christena Magdelina Lenhart Harmon Dumboldt (1728-1820, and born in Holland). They married in Pennsylvania. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Christian Harmon served in the American Revolution.

Jacob enlisted to serve in the American Revolution in May of 1777. He was 17 years old. He served in Captain Heath’s Company, in the 13 Virginia Regiment.  He served for 3 years.

Jacob and Elizabeth married in 1781.

On the 1790 US Census, Jacob was head of a household of 7 in Hempfield, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: 3 males under age 16 (Jacob was 7, Andrew was 6, and Henry was 2); 1 male over age 16 (Jacob was 30); 3 females (wife Elizabeth was 27, daughter Mary was 3, and one unknown.)

On the 1800 US Census, Jacob’s household totaled 11. They were in North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of: 4 males under age 10 (Joseph was 6, Benjamin was 9, and two unknowns); 2 males aged 10-15 (Peter was 11 and Henry was 12); 1 male aged 16-25 (Jacob was 16); 1 male aged 26-44 (Jacob was 40); 1 female under age 10 (Susan was 2); 1 female aged 10-15 (Mary was 13); 1 female aged 26-44 (Elizabeth was 37).

On the 1810 US Census, Jacob’s household totaled 12 and they were still in North Huntington, Westermoreland County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of: 3 males under age 10 (John was 9, David was 7, and Louis was 5); 1 male aged 10-15 (Joseph was 16); 4 males aged 16-25 (Benjamin was 19, Peter was 21, Henry was 22, and Andrew was 26); 1 male aged 45 or older (Jacob was 50); 1 female aged 10-15 (Susan was 12); 1 female aged 16-25 (Mary was 23); 1 female aged 45 or older (Elizabeth was 47).

On the 1820 US Census, the household remained in North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and they totaled 9: 1 male under age 10 (unknown); 1 male aged 10-15 (Louis was 15); 4 males aged 16-25 (David was 17, John was 19, Joseph was 26, and one unknown); 1 male aged 26-44 (Benjamin was 29); 1 male aged 45 or over (Jacob was 60); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susan was 22). Wife Elizabeth was 57 but wasn’t enumerated. Sons Peter and Jacob Jr. live nearby. Son Henry had died 7 years previously, leaving a widow who never remarried and 4 children.

Elizabeth died on February 8, 1826. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1830 US Census, Jacob Byerly was listed as an Esquire in Hempfield, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I suspect he lived with a son’s family, but I haven’t figured out which one. There were 14 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (unknown); 1 male between ages 5 and 9 (unknown); 1 male aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (Louis was 25); 1 male aged 30-39 (Joseph was 34); 1 male aged 60-69 (Jacob was 70); 3 females under age 5 (unknown); 2 females aged 10-14 (unknown); 1 female aged 30-39 (unknown); 1 female aged 70-79 (unknown.)

On the 1840 US Census, Jacob was in North Huntington, Westermoreland County, Pennsylvania. The household totaled 6: 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Louis was 35); 1 male aged 40-49 (Joseph was 46); 1 male aged 70-79 (Jacob was 80); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 40-49 (unknown.)

On the 1850 US Census, Jacob was 90 and lived in North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania with son Joseph, age 56, and grandson Josiah Hull, age 20.

Jacob died July 7, 1858 in Stewartsville, North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was 99. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Children of Jacob Byerly and Anna Elizabeth Harmon, all believed to have been born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania:

Jacob Byerly Jr. – Jacob was born in 1783.  Some people believe Jacob died just a couple of years later. However, I wonder if that is the case. On the 1790 US Census, Jacob Jr. fits into the enumeration as a male under age 10. Jacob Jr.’s step-grandfather Benjamin Lord mentions his step-son Jacob and his son Jacob Jr. in his will in 1793. On the 1820 US Census, there’s a Jacob Jr. living next door to Jacob and Anna. On the 1840 US Census, “Jacob Byerly Senior, age 80” was listed as a veteran. On the 1870 US Census there was a Jacob Byerly, age 87, born in 1783, living in a boarding house in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania. To further complicate things, there’s a Find A Gave memorial for a Jacob Byerly born the same year as Jacob Jr, and the memorial says that he is the son of this Jacob’s brother. Did brothers both have sons named Jacob Byerly in 1783 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania? It’s possible. I’m not sure what to think about Jacob Byerly Jr.

Andrew Byerly – Andrew is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Mary Elizabeth Byerly – Mary was born May 17, 1787. She married William Skelly, who was born in Ireland and served in the War of 1812. They had at least 5 children. She died on February 14, 1845 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Henry Byerly – Henry was born in 1788. According to “A Genealogy of the Bear Family” as accessed from Ancestry.com, Henry was married and had a son. He then married Rebecca Bear on May 15. 1806. They had 4 children. He died in 1813.

Peter Byerly – Peter was born May 13, 1789. He married cousin Sarah Byerly (daughter of his uncle Andrew Byerly and aunt Anna Christina Fruit Byerly.) They had about 10 children. He died April 21, 1856 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Benjamin Byerly – Benjamin was born in May 15, 1791. He served in the War of 1812. He married Jane Stewart in about 1822 and they had several children. After Jane’s death, he married Emily Grass in 1854. He died January 3, 1864 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Byerly – Joseph was born February 1, 1794. He died on December 19, 1860 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I don’t think Joseph married or had children, and I believe he lived with his father until his father’s death. On the 1850 US Census he is listed by name living with his father. On the 1860 US Census Joseph is living with a nephew (Joseph Byerly, son of his brother Peter), a niece (Rebecca Hull Greenawalt, daughter of his sister Susannah), her husband and children. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Susannah Byerly – Susannah was born on April 27, 1798. She married John Hull on December 9, 1823 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. They had at least 8 children. She died in 1854 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Byerly – John was born on March 8, 1801. He married Susannah Skiels. They had at least 2 daughters. He died March 1, 1873 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

David Byerly – David was born June 3, 1803. He married Harriet Clark. They had at least 8 children. He died on November 2, 1888 in Indiana County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Louis Byerly – Louis was born on December 8, 1805. He married Lydia Ann McWilliams.  They had 2 daughters. He died on April 9, 1873 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His Find A Grave memorial is here.